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post #346 of 700
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ISLAY!!! Yes, yes, yes. And I agree 100% on the Caol Ila.
This one being the best thing I've ever tasted. Ever.

Sainsbury's own label Islay single malt at about £20 was from Caol Ila (the standard stuff, obviously, not one of the special expressions), but they discontinued it recently.:frown:

post #347 of 700

Bulleit small batch rye is my regular sipper. Special occassions call for Basil Haydens around here.

post #348 of 700
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Sainsbury's own label Islay single malt at about £20 was from Caol Ila (the standard stuff, obviously, not one of the special expressions), but they discontinued it recently.:frown:

 

:(, indeed!

post #349 of 700
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:(, indeed!


I have heard someone opine, however, that Asda's own label Islay may be worth investigation. I can't remember if he reckoned it was Bowmore or Ardbeg, but either would be good for the money.

post #350 of 700
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I'm with you in a lack of enthusiasm for the Yamazaki, which is the only Japanese whisky I've tried. Vaguely pleasant but unmemorable.

 

I'm an Islay malt lover - Caol Ila Distillers Edition being the nectar of the gods - http://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/caol-ila/caol-ila-2000-moscatel-finish-distillers-edition-whisky/

 

For an occasional change from Islay, Penderyn Welsh whisky is worth seeking out.

 

And if you're ever in central London, a visit to http://www.milroys.co.uk/ in Soho is well worth the trip.

Speaking of Islay, I had the talisker 25 last night for my friend's birthday dinner out. A bonus as well was the bunnahabhain 18

post #351 of 700

 

It's a shame that they don't sell this stuff in the U.S., as it's way more enjoyable then the domestic Jack. Complex with a nice rye bite on the finish. Tasty stuff!!

post #352 of 700

as far as im concerned, Normal jack (and even single barrel) isnt exactly a quality whiskey,

 

If they managed to produce something good for a niece audience outside the US, could be interesting. reminds be a bit of that PBR private reserve thing they sell for 40 bucks in china.

post #353 of 700

I was skeptical too, but I have to say, it's pretty good stuff. I would happily serve it to any whiskey enthusiast.

post #354 of 700

A big +1 on Caol Ila, clearly my favorite distillery. 

 

As a more cost-conscious option (under 25€), I still haven't found anything better than the Bushmills 10y single malt.

post #355 of 700

If I'm on the whiskey, this is my friday night :biggrin:

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post #356 of 700

Bulleit is my every day, and lately been really impressed with Woodford Reserve. Im enjoying it, especially in old fashioneds.

 

Anyone tried Leopold's Apple Whiskey? Nowhere near a "real" whiskey, but so damn delicious nonetheless.

post #357 of 700

Just bought a bottle of Bowmore small batch reserve (Bourbon cask finish) - http://www.bowmore.com/whiskies/small-batch/

 

Lovely dram!

post #358 of 700

Thanks to the incredible Retronaut website for this (they also have a Twitter feed with one new photo an hour), here's a whisky I think I'd turn down, if offered...

 

post #359 of 700
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Bulleit is my every day, and lately been really impressed with Woodford Reserve. Im enjoying it, especially in old fashioneds.

Anyone tried Leopold's Apple Whiskey? Nowhere near a "real" whiskey, but so damn delicious nonetheless.
I always try to have a bottle of Maker's Mark at home, but I've been trying different whiskeys (mostly Kentuckey bourbon) every time I go to the liquor store. On my last trip I got a bottle of Woodford Reserve, and it has been excellent.

I think my next step is to try some rye.
post #360 of 700

Coal Ila is great stuff, but a bit harder to find than the excellent 16-year Lagavulin bottling.

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